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by netsplit
Sat Mar 15, 2008 4:29 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0394: "Kilobyte"
Replies: 138
Views: 41220

Re: "Kilobyte" Discussion

DeadCatX2 wrote:Actually, you only need 4 bits to represent one digit. BCD - Binary Coded Decimal - uses four bits to represent each decimal number.

So..8 bits, two digits.


What a deal!
by netsplit
Fri Mar 14, 2008 6:05 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0279: "Pickup Lines"
Replies: 148
Views: 47518

Re: "Pickup Lines" Discussion

Hey baby if I could rearrange the alphabet I'd put u and I together with VD.
by netsplit
Thu Mar 13, 2008 3:10 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0395: "Morning"
Replies: 150
Views: 28154

Re: "Morning" Discussion

I just want to thank you for this comic.

A it was funny.

B. after litterly months of thinking how nice it'd be to clean my monitor I finally did it.

You rock dude. Could you hid a few dead pixels in my car please?
by netsplit
Tue Mar 11, 2008 11:40 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0394: "Kilobyte"
Replies: 138
Views: 41220

Re: "Kilobyte" Discussion

I don't see why SI definitions should apply to computer terms. Metric is nice for easy conversion, but I think of no circumstance where I'd have to convert meters to megabytes, or gigabytes to liters. 1,024 to the X works really nice for ram, maybe no advantages for hard drives, but I think using th...
by netsplit
Mon Mar 10, 2008 5:29 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0392: "Making Rules"
Replies: 157
Views: 27402

Re: Making Rules

netsplit wrote:This post had objectionable content.


haha no modsies either:p
by netsplit
Mon Mar 10, 2008 5:22 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0394: "Kilobyte"
Replies: 138
Views: 41220

Re: Data rates

Why can't networking equipment tell me the speed in bytes? Because throughput in bytes depends entirely on the framing and protocols you're using, while bitrate is constant and unambiguous. So put both measures on there. You're not getting it. Bit rates apply to serial communications; byte rates va...
by netsplit
Mon Mar 10, 2008 4:43 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0394: "Kilobyte"
Replies: 138
Views: 41220

Re: "Kilobyte" Discussion

Oh man what really gets my gander. Bits. Why can't networking equipment tell me the speed in bytes? I'm measuring the files I'll be sending through the network in bytes. The software I used for downloading will tell me the speed in bytes. WTF do I just wanna know it in bits for? I could see telling...
by netsplit
Mon Mar 10, 2008 4:31 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0394: "Kilobyte"
Replies: 138
Views: 41220

Re: Intel jokes

Why can't networking equipment tell me the speed in bytes? Because throughput in bytes depends entirely on the framing and protocols you're using, while bitrate is constant and unambiguous. If you just want a number that makes you feel better, divide the bitrate by eight. Or seven, might as well ma...
by netsplit
Mon Mar 10, 2008 4:22 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0394: "Kilobyte"
Replies: 138
Views: 41220

Re: "Kilobyte" Discussion

Oh man what really gets my gander. Bits. Why can't networking equipment tell me the speed in bytes? I'm measuring the files I'll be sending through the network in bytes. The software I used for downloading will tell me the speed in bytes. WTF do I just wanna know it in bits for? I could see telling ...
by netsplit
Sun Mar 09, 2008 4:19 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0392: "Making Rules"
Replies: 157
Views: 27402

Re: Making Rules

I remember in middle school we played a game called "open chest". Basically if you crossed your arms over your chest you were safe, if you didn't someone would punch you in the chest while saying "open chest". It was a very popular game with the ladies you can be sure. Also anyon...
by netsplit
Sat Mar 08, 2008 3:03 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0391: "Anti-Mindvirus"
Replies: 377
Views: 83941

Re: "Anti-Mindvirus" Discussion

I'm trying to play the game, but I can't do it right! I mean the idea of living in constant dead of a normal common word in society sounds like alot of fun. However try as I might I can't get upset when I lose twenty dollars and my self respect I get happy. I think I'm really winning The Game. BTW I...
by netsplit
Fri Mar 07, 2008 11:33 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Who the dickens are you?
Replies: 10922
Views: 2411826

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

I don't think I ever bothered to formally introduce myself. Well I'm American, born and raised in semirural Michigan. I AM NOT EXTREMELY IGNORANT ABOUT THINGS. I hate the stereotype. I had a fight with a Canadian friend about this recently. It ended with me kicking her ass at a Canadian trivia.:p I'...
by netsplit
Fri Mar 07, 2008 10:02 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0393: "Ultimate Game"
Replies: 165
Views: 45670

Re: Ultimate Game

THIS COMMENTARY IS PATHETIC. AT LEAST MAKE AN ATTEMPT TO SAY SOMETHING ABOUT THE COMIC. NOBODY CARES HOW LONG IT TOOK YOU TO POST IT. GOT THE MESSAGE??? Wow, the mods must be pretty desperate for something to bitch about if they're screaming at everybody who makes a new strip thread. Why don't they...
by netsplit
Fri Mar 07, 2008 1:02 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0391: "Anti-Mindvirus"
Replies: 377
Views: 83941

Re: "Anti-Mindvirus" Discussion

I'd maintain that playing until the machine crashes is not a win, as it is a result of the limits of the implimentation of the game, rather than its rules. That would be like saying you finished singing the song that never ends because you got hit by a bus in mid-verse. 10 to 1 the bus driver was j...
by netsplit
Thu Mar 06, 2008 4:44 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0391: "Anti-Mindvirus"
Replies: 377
Views: 83941

Re: "Anti-Mindvirus" Discussion

Though some people here perhaps are as batty as the followers in Brian's tale... I like to consider myself in that camp, at times. Count me into the "First Coming of Randall" side of the schism. Also, You win by reaching level 256. It just has a fucking weird ending. ;) wtf?? There's actu...
by netsplit
Wed Mar 05, 2008 12:50 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0391: "Anti-Mindvirus"
Replies: 377
Views: 83941

Re: "Anti-Mindvirus" Discussion

By the way, you now have the urge to yawn,. Oh now that's sick you sick fucker. Breathing is easy to deal with. When I was a kid a I used to have trouble with manual breathing thing, but as I got older I just figured "eh". Body quickly learns the brain is apathetic, and if it wants to liv...
by netsplit
Wed Mar 05, 2008 12:02 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0390: "Nightmares"
Replies: 214
Views: 45551

Re: "Nightmares" Discussion

The first is kind of a semi-lucid dream gone bad. I'd dream something, everything's fine, but then something happens (like seeing my late father for example) that makes me go, "No, wait. This can't be real. I'm dreaming!" But this doesn't turn into the awsome lucid dream experience where ...
by netsplit
Tue Mar 04, 2008 11:28 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0391: "Anti-Mindvirus"
Replies: 377
Views: 83941

Re: "Anti-Mindvirus" Discussion

Is anyone else holding out for the inevitable YOU ARE NOW BREATHING MANUALLY comic? Also: Muahahaha. Oh. Oh, fuck you. No seriously, fuck you. >| It's easy to go back to automatic. Just stop doing it manually, either you'll start up automatically or you'll pass out and your brain will start it auto...
by netsplit
Tue Mar 04, 2008 10:15 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0391: "Anti-Mindvirus"
Replies: 377
Views: 83941

Re: "Anti-Mindvirus" Discussion

NO. NOOOOOOOOOOO. :evil: The Game has taken over the lives of my friends, family, and myself. One day, one of my friends was pointing out that there's an arrow hidden in FedEx's logo. This was going on while someone else was discussing The Game. So of course, someone had to announce "From now ...
by netsplit
Wed Feb 27, 2008 1:11 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0388: "Fuck Grapefruit"
Replies: 412
Views: 99514

Re: "Fuck Grapefruit" Discussion

Felstaff wrote:
Nicole88 wrote:Looks like someone has a problem with citric acid. I could eat lemons all day.


I assure you; if you did, your avatar would probably look more like mine.



That is one sour looking old dude alright.
by netsplit
Sat Feb 23, 2008 1:22 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0387: "Advanced Technology"
Replies: 105
Views: 31769

Re: "Advanced Technology" Discussion

I don't know if it's been pointed out yet but I love the stick chick's body language. She's all arched over to pull her abdomen away so he don't touch her. the "Oh me yarm please don't touch me" pose. And the dude just keeps on talking. That is either a dude very secure in himself or a dud...
by netsplit
Fri Feb 08, 2008 9:37 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0380: "Emoticon"
Replies: 164
Views: 49590

Re: "Emoticon" discussion

or is.....the ability to have intent a requirement for intelligence? I'd say yes. Especially when, in the case of ID, they're usually using "Intelligent" to mean "Intelligent, Sapient, and Sentient" But what about animals that lack sapience and sentience? Do they still have some...
by netsplit
Fri Feb 08, 2008 5:57 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0380: "Emoticon"
Replies: 164
Views: 49590

Re: "Emoticon" discussion

Why does intelligent design have to be the opposite of evolution? What if you believe that an intelligent being created things that eventually evolved into people? :P On the flip side what if you consider evolution to be a brute force form of intelligence? I mean we're living proof it designs neat ...
by netsplit
Wed Feb 06, 2008 5:44 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0380: "Emoticon"
Replies: 164
Views: 49590

Re: "Emoticon" discussion

That smilie face in the comic is hella creepy.

Plus it's deadly to look at and we all just saw it... :shock:

Someone call poison control!

At first I was like ehhh. But the more I thought about it the more I laughed. Plus the Basilisk likes kinda cute.
by netsplit
Sat Jan 19, 2008 10:26 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0366: "Your Mom"
Replies: 125
Views: 29308

Re: Discussion about Your Mom

I think this comic broke something in my head.

I just took Firesomething and added "Your Mom's sex" to the list of prefixes.

I am currently posting this with Your Mom's sexplatypus.
by netsplit
Thu Jan 17, 2008 8:40 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0371: "Compiler Complaint"
Replies: 76
Views: 20081

Re: "Compiler Complaint" Discussion

Wow I must be an asshole. I keep thinking how nice it'd be to inflict some segfaults.
by netsplit
Wed Jan 16, 2008 2:54 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0371: "Compiler Complaint"
Replies: 76
Views: 20081

Re: "Compiler Complaint" Discussion

chishm wrote:So if a segfault is like a hypnic jerk, is a kernel panic / BSOD like falling over in reality?



It's more like kernel suicide. Windows is so emo.
by netsplit
Wed Jan 16, 2008 4:35 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0214: "The Problem with Wikipedia"
Replies: 139
Views: 60174

Re: It's called...

rik wrote:I recall getting to work early one day, and starting to read about BGP on wikipedia. The next thing I was aware of was a coworker asking me if I was joining them for lunch. I was reading about how to heat-treat steel. I don't know how I got there.



so can you heat treat steel atleast?
by netsplit
Sat Jan 12, 2008 10:32 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0369: "Dangers"
Replies: 283
Views: 76416

Re: "Dangers" discussion

"died in an apple b0bbing accident" (zero replacing the "o" so as not to interfere with results) yields exactly one. Heh this thread is like the heisenurg uncertainty principle. 'mere obversation changes it. btw "died in heisenberg uncer-tainty accident" (remove the -)...
by netsplit
Sat Jan 12, 2008 5:03 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0363: "Reset"
Replies: 133
Views: 34616

Re: "Reset" Discussion

Dakman wrote:
Okay guys, where's the facebook application?


On it.



Any luck?
by netsplit
Sat Jan 12, 2008 4:49 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0366: "Your Mom"
Replies: 125
Views: 29308

Re: Discussion about Your Mom

wow i cant belive that 3 pages have been spent on more goings on about such jokes and no one has mentioned the propensity for xkcd-type people to put jokes like this above relationships... i have a friend who is single mostly for the reason that he has a complete inability to take anything seriousl...
by netsplit
Thu Jan 10, 2008 8:33 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0366: "Your Mom"
Replies: 125
Views: 29308

Re: Discussion about Your Mom

Melkarion wrote:
netsplit wrote:
theyellowhobbit wrote:The last time I used your mom, it did not work out so well either.




neither did that time my mom used your mom.


The last time your mom used me, on the other hand, went quite well...


That's what she said!

she, being your mom. ewwww
by netsplit
Thu Jan 10, 2008 8:26 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0368: "Bass"
Replies: 132
Views: 37677

Re: "Bass" discussion

Which is probably just about an even cooler effect (given the lack of being arrested under charge of Sonic Assault*), given that the loud girlfriend would find her vocal cords suddenly dampened, which would probably be mysterious and upsetting, or her moans would suddenly sound really funny, which ...
by netsplit
Sun Jan 06, 2008 8:16 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0366: "Your Mom"
Replies: 125
Views: 29308

Re: Discussion about Your Mom

theyellowhobbit wrote:The last time I used your mom, it did not work out so well either.




neither did that time my mom used your mom.
by netsplit
Sun Jan 06, 2008 5:40 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0366: "Your Mom"
Replies: 125
Views: 29308

Re: Discussion about Your Mom

Has anyone else found that 'your mum' (sorry, I'm British) jokes are less laugh-worthy when you have been introduced to th victim's mum? Unless you've actually slept with the mum (I'm an aussie, no apologies). Then it's just hilarious. Maybe you should apologise for not capitalising Aussie. It's sh...
by netsplit
Mon Dec 10, 2007 7:27 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0355: "Couple"
Replies: 129
Views: 24073

Re: "Couple" discussion

well, i'll admit that that indeed becomes more amusing if said by someone having sex. It works for alot of things. Take golf game announcer commentary: "he came up short" "sometimes you just have to take your ball, put it on the ground, and whack it hard as you can" "hole i...
by netsplit
Mon Dec 10, 2007 7:05 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0355: "Couple"
Replies: 129
Views: 24073

Re: "Couple" discussion

And ... I was under the impression they had just finished coitus in the comic, or at least taken a pause. It's funnier if it's during. Alot of things are. Take this scenario: guy:honey have you seen the tv remote? chick: it's whatever you did with it dear guy:nvm I found it. Now compare it to this ...
by netsplit
Mon Dec 10, 2007 6:35 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0355: "Couple"
Replies: 129
Views: 24073

Re: "Couple" discussion

If all I can see is most of the alt text with "..." at the end, how do I see the rest without searching the forums? In firefox right click on the image, and click properties. Then drag the corner out so the box is big enough to read the alt text. In IE, first you have to sacrifice a goat ...
by netsplit
Mon Dec 03, 2007 3:35 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0352: "Far Away"
Replies: 233
Views: 32400

Re: "Far Away" Discussion

Long time reader, first time posting.

Oh man, that was sooo me and my ex. It was terrible. I just wanted to kiss her, but the distance between michigan and england is far...

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